More Political Ad Shenanigans

Not much to say about the latest internet ad from McCain that is–yet again–pushing the whole celebrity angle.  I’ll admit that the parody of hard-sell TV ads (“But wait, that’s not all…”) is mildly funny, but the ads continue to try to cast Obama as a celebrity or rock star, this time by pushing the idea that “hot chicks dig Obama.”  Like Erik Kleefeld of TPM, I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that the two women who describe Obama as attractive are white.

Meanwhile, the Obama camp hits back, depicting John McCain as a “Washington celebrity,” showing the Republican nominee hanging with a variety of talk show hosts, DC insiders, and most prominently, embracing George W. Bush.  While I like the ad’s basic message that McCain is putting the interests of lobbyists over those of the voters, though, the advertisement still seems a bit reactive to me.

2 Comments »

  1. Jonathan Gray Said,

    August 12, 2008 @ 12:34 am

    did he have to drag Steve Carell into it? :-(

  2. Chuck Said,

    August 12, 2008 @ 9:14 am

    Yeah, I was going to mention Carrell’s cameo, but I was trying my best to repress it from memory.

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